Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2006

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

C. Frank Figliuzzi Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, has named C. Frank Figliuzzi the Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Field Office. The Cleveland Field Office is headquartered in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, with nine resident agencies in Akron, Canton, Elyria, Lima, Mansfield, Painesville, Sandusky, Toledo, and Youngstown.

Mr. Figliuzzi was appointed an FBI Special Agent in August 1987, and assigned to the FBI's Atlanta Division where he worked terrorism and foreign counterintelligence investigations. In 1992, he was promoted to the National Security Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, with responsibility for oversight of economic espionage matters.

In 1995, Mr. Figliuzzi was named Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, Palo Alto Resident Agency, in the FBI's San Francisco Division. His office, near Silicon Valley, California led the FBI in investigations of foreign sponsored thefts of trade secrets. In 1997, he was tasked to lead one of the FBI's first squads exclusively devoted to crimes against children. This San Francisco squad was responsible for responding to child kidnaping, investigating child pornography, and unsolved child abductions and murders. In 1998, he was promoted to Unit Chief in the Office of Professional Responsibility at FBI Headquarters. In this position he adjudicated allegations of serious misconduct against FBI personnel in the Eastern United States.

In 1999, Mr. Figliuzzi was appointed Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Miami Division, the fifth largest in the country. He led the Miami Division's White Collar Crime Branch known for its successful investigations of high profile public corruption and corporate fraud cases. Following the attacks of 09/11/2001, he was selected to head FBI Miami's new Counterterrorism Branch. He implemented the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force with 160 personnel from 34 agencies. He served as on-scene commander during the nation's first anthrax murder in Boca Raton, Florida.

In August 2004, Mr. Figliuzzi was promoted to Inspector. Based in Washington, DC, he led teams responsible for assessing FBI operations around the world. In December 2005, he became the FBI's Chief Inspector.

A Connecticut native, Mr. Figliuzzi earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Fairfield University.

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